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Winter 2014-2015 Calendar of Events

Fun for you and your family on and off the snow!

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Take a ride to the top of our world on the Cat Trax Express!
Take a ride to the top of our world on the Cat Trax Express!
Our new 12-passenger heated cabin snowcat will take you on a mountain tour like no other. Watch the weekly fireworks from the Morse summit, or get first tracks on Saturday mornings - you'll get a unique and thrilling glimpse of our mountain environment!
Friday, January 30
Ski & Ride with The Point - Vermont's independent radio network The Point offers a special discount on skiing and riding with a coupon and Point button. Continue the fun at the après ski party in the Black Bear!

Saint Michael’s College Winter Carnival - The top NCAA alpine ski racers in the East will be at Smugglers' racing giant slalom on Jan 30th and slalom on Jan 31st beginning at 9:30 am on the Practice Slope. These college athletes are some of the best in the country, and you may see some of these names on the World Cup circuit and the US Ski Team. Colleges competing are Saint Michael's College, whose home mountain is Smugglers’ Notch, and the University of Vermont, with one of the top Slalom skiers in the East, Taylor Wunsch, who is also a Smugglers’ Notch Ski Club alumni. Other colleges competing are: Middlebury College, the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Bates College, St. Lawrence University, Plymouth State University, Colby-Sawyer College, Colby College, and Williams College.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
January 30th, 31st and February 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Harpoon.

Saturday, January 31
Saint Michael’s College Winter Carnival - The top NCAA alpine ski racers in the East will be at Smugglers' racing giant slalom on Jan 30th and slalom on Jan 31st beginning at 9:30 am on the Practice Slope. These college athletes are some of the best in the country, and you may see some of these names on the World Cup circuit and the US Ski Team. Colleges competing are Saint Michael's College, whose home mountain is Smugglers’ Notch, and the University of Vermont, with one of the top Slalom skiers in the East, Taylor Wunsch, who is also a Smugglers’ Notch Ski Club alumni. Other colleges competing are: Middlebury College, the University of New Hampshire, Boston College, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Bates College, St. Lawrence University, Plymouth State University, Colby-Sawyer College, Colby College, and Williams College.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
January 30th, 31st and February 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Harpoon.

Boston's WBZ Newsradio 1030 Aprés Ski Party It may be Super Bowl weekend, but it’s also going to be a super weekend at Smugglers’ Notch! Hit the slopes all day Saturday, then take off your ski boots and put on your party shoes for the WBZ après ski party in the Black Bear Tavern from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm! We are giving away over $1,000 in prizes!

Smuggler's Notch Ski & Snowboard Club - SNSC host a NVT Skier & Boarder Cross event. Come see the action of boarder and skier cross. Featuring Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Clubs' own Siena Teare - 2012 National USASA Skier Cross Champion!

Ski Bum Prom 2015 - Benefiting the Smuggs Special Olympics Team at the Brewster River Pub & Grill starting at 9:00 pm. Prizes, raffle, photo-booth, costume contest, live music by Amozen. $7 per person, $10 per couple.
Sunday, February 1
Smuggler's Notch Ski & Snowboard Club - SNSC hosts day two of the NVT Skier & Boarder Cross event. Come see the action, featuring Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Clubs' own Siena Teare - 2012 National USASA Skier Cross Champion!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
January 30th, 31st and February 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Harpoon.

Super Sunday - Come watch Super Bowl XLIX, live from University of Phoenix Stadium, at our Big Game Football Party! We've got your seats in front of a gigantic television screen and a FREE half-time Super Sunday Snack Buffet with all your favorite munchies! Doors open at 5:30 pm in the lower level of the Meeting House. Game time 6:20 pm. Included with all our Club Smugglers' Winter Packages.

Winter Trails Day - (Rescheduled from January 10) This annual celebration of snowshoeing and cross country skiing free for those new to both sports and nationally sponsored by the Snow Sports Industries of America. Smugglers' Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center will provide free rentals and offer short instructional sessions from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm for first time snowshoers and cross country skiers. Cross country ski sessions will be held on the hour and snowshoeing sessions will be held on the half hour. For more info, contact the Smugglers' Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Adventure Center at (802)644-1173.

Friday, February 6
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 6th, 7th, & 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Fiddlehead.

Saturday, February 7
Essex High School - Day two of the Essex High School Winter Carnival. Today the top high school alpine athletes battle it out on the slalom course.

SKI Magazine Reader Appreciation Day — Join us at Smugglers' Notch Resort for our SKI Magazine Reader Appreciation Day. SKI Magazine afternoon events at the Gazebo in Smugglers' Resort Village from 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm include scavenger hunts, games, bonfire, hot cocoa, and more! Plus you can enter to win a Smugglers' Notch getaway for four! Enjoy a special vacation offer when you stay 3 nights or more between February 1st and 8th!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 6th, 7th, & 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Fiddlehead.

Sunday, February 8
14th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Race and Family Snowshoe Festival - Smugglers' and TSL Snowshoes present this exciting day of treks, walks and races on snowshoes. There's something for everyone: a 1/2K kids' fun run, a 4K fun run/walk, and an 8K race that is a qualifier for the 2015 US Snowshoe Association National Championship. Rentals are available at the Nordic Center. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Burlington, Vermont and the food shelf in Cambridge, Vermont.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 6th, 7th, & 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Fiddlehead.

Friday, February 13
RAILS FOR RYAN - Join us from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm as Smugglers' Notch presents the 3rd Annual "Rails for Ryan" rail jam under the lights at the Madonna/Sterling Base Lodge, featuring stoke-raising beats by DJ Rekkon. Competing and spectating are both FREE, with a suggested $5 donation to benefit the Flyin' Ryan Foundation, established to support local athletes and honor the memory of local champion extreme skier Ryan Hawks ( www.flyinryanhawks.org). In support of the foundation's efforts, Smuggs will match the total donation amount! The Black Bear Tavern will be serving food and beverages throughout the event. Compete or simply join us for a good time. Prizes will be awarded to those who step up and really throw down. Registration begins at 4:00 pm in the Base Lodge. Don't let the cold keep you at home, there are plenty of ways to warm up here ...

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Drop In.

Saturday, February 14
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Drop In.

Wine & Chocolate Weekend at the Boyden Winery. On this special weekend, Boyden Winery will be featuring a new Vermont chocolate company, STiR Chocolates, featuring decadent and beautiful confections with inspired fillings infused with the local flavors of Boyden Valley's wines and spirits. Meet the chocolatier and enjoy chocolate crafting demonstrations throughout the day, plus preselected wine and chocolate pairing samples. Free tours of the winery will be held at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Wine tastings available all day for $10. STiR Chocolates available for purchase. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The winery is located at the intersection of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge.

Sunday, February 15
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Drop In.

Wine & Chocolate Weekend at the Boyden Winery. On this special weekend, Boyden Winery will be featuring a new Vermont chocolate company, STiR Chocolates, featuring decadent and beautiful confections with inspired fillings infused with the local flavors of Boyden Valley's wines and spirits. Meet the chocolatier and enjoy chocolate crafting demonstrations throughout the day, plus preselected wine and chocolate pairing samples. Free tours of the winery will be held at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Wine tastings available all day for $10. STiR Chocolates available for purchase. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. The winery is located at the intersection of Routes 15 and 104 in Cambridge.

Tuesday, February 17
Vermont Specialty Food Day - Sample delicious Vermont specialty foods from cheese to maple syrup in the Village courtyard from 10:30 am - 2:30 pm. Always fun to have some tasty on-snow munchies! Be sure to stop by and enjoy a nibble or two!

Thursday, February 19
FamilyFun Magazine Winter Carnival - Always a family favorite! FamilyFun Magazine teams up with Smugglers' for this special Winter Carnival on our Village Green featuring music and live entertainment plus face painting, games, a bonfire, giveaways and an outdoor barbeque. The festivities begin at 2:30 pm!

Bonfire, torchlight parade and fireworks - Join us for the fun as we light up the night sky with a bonfire, dramatic torchlight parade starring our Snow Sport University instructors, and fireworks against the backdrop of the Green Mountains! The Village Green offers a great vantage point for watching the action. 8:00 pm.

Friday, February 20
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Sam Adams.

Saturday, February 21
Gravity Control Slopestyle Event - High banked turns, rollers, and kickers are going to test every participants skill levels to win big at this event! Win some great cash prizes. Registration from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at The Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at 12:00 noon.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Sam Adams.

Sunday, February 22
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Sam Adams.

Friday, February 27
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 27th, 28th, and March 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Long Trail Ale.

Saturday, February 28
AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

SunCommon will be saluting 2015 with helpful hints to the skiers and riders at Smuggs with insight on how to save big on using solar energy to offset our carbon footprint. Learn how you can make a difference by converting your energy consumption to a solar array from industry experts. Give them a minute of your time and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary drink coupon (up to $7 value) on this day. Better wear shades cause SunCommon will be shining bright!

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 27th, 28th, and March 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Long Trail Ale.
Sunday, March 1
AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
February 27th, 28th, and March 1st après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Long Trail Ale.

Friday, March 6
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Saturday, March 8
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Sunday, March 8
Extreme Skiing Challenge - The Smugglers' Notch Ski and Snowboard Club will host the 2015 Smugglers' Notch Extreme Skiing Challenge – an opportunity for junior and adult freeskiers to show their stuff on some of the most difficult terrain Smugglers' Notch has to offer! The course is planned for the Madonna headwall, an ungroomed steep with a double fall line descent filled with cliffs, bumps, trees, chutes, and stumps. Competitors will be judged on line, control, fluidity, technique and style.

As the competitors run the course on the headwall from just below Catwalk to just above Madonna midstation, the best seats in the house for watching the excitement will be on the Madonna summit lift. Spectators also can view from a roped off area at the Red Fox Glades near the finish area at the base of the Madonna headwall, easily accessed from midstation.

$45 entry fee (includes t-shirt) and $39 lift ticket available. The field will be capped at 100 competitors.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Jammin’ Sam will join Boston's 92.9. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 6th, 7th, 8th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Bud Light.

Friday, March 13
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Saturday, March 14
Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club - SNSC is hosting the annual George Tormey Challenge. This U14 and U16 event is for the athletes who didn't qualify for state championships. Usually first year athletes who want to keep the season going. Come see these young athletes 12 to 15 years old race Giant Slalom, they are competing for bragging rights and all that swag.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Benefit Rail Jam - This special rail jam benefits the Molly Rowlee Fund, which supports families with children undergoing treatment for cancer. This is the fifth year at Smuggs for this event, and it promises to again be awesome - come out and have some fun and support this great cause! The good times include music, giveaways, and a raffle. The cost to participate is $25. Register from noon to 1:00 pm at the yurt in parking lot #1. The event begins at 2:00 pm in the Zone. Information about the Molly Fund can be found online at www.mollyrowlee.org

Sunday, March 15
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 13th, 14th, & 15th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Angry Orchard.

Friday, March 20
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Saturday, March 21
RAMP Sports Equipment Demo - RAMP is transforming the way skis and snowboards are manufactured, using a revolutionary patent-pending process that makes use of earth friendly, US made materials to produce the most technical products on the market. Stop by the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge and try the newest line of ski & snowboard equipment. Visit rampsports.com

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Sunday, March 22
RAMP Sports Equipment Demo - RAMP is transforming the way skis and snowboards are manufactured, using a revolutionary patent-pending process that makes use of earth friendly, US made materials to produce the most technical products on the market. Stop by the Madonna/Sterling Mountains Base Lodge and try the newest line of ski & snowboard equipment. Visit rampsports.com

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 20th, 21st, & 22nd après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Prohibition.

Friday, March 27
Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Saturday, March 28
SunCommon will be saluting 2015 with helpful hints to the skiers and riders at Smuggs with insight on how to save big on using solar energy to offset our carbon footprint. Learn how you can make a difference by converting your energy consumption to a solar array from industry experts. Give them a minute of your time and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary drink coupon (up to $7 value) on this day. Better wear shades cause SunCommon will be shining bright!

AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Blast From the Past Race - The Smugglers' Notch Ski & Snowboard Club invites skiers (21 & over) to bash gates and relive their glory days with a qualifying GS course beginning at 9:30 am (two runs; best run of two) followed by a pro-style dual SL course for the top 16 men and the top 8 women. The equipment doesn't have to be "old," just the racers. Hamburger/hot dog barbecue and beverages included in the entry fee of $35. Registration takes place from 7:30 am - 9:00 am; inspection from 8:15 am - 9:15 am. Call 802-644-1177 for more information. It's the 21st year of Blast from the Past - come celebrate!

Maple Open House Weekend - Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event, now in its tenth year, when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery -
The Boyden Valley Winery will host a variety of family friendly activities from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm including sugar on snow, maple syrup sample tastings, demonstrations of maple sugaring with a traditional wood-fired evaporator, winery tours at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm (tours suitable for all ages). There will also be featured maple wines, liqueur, and Vermont Ice Hard Cider, and donuts with maple cream will be available at the sugar house while they last.

The Boyden Valley Winery is conveniently located at the junction of Routes 104 and 15 in Cambridge, just 7 miles from Smugglers' Notch! Free parking, no admission fee.

20th Annual BrewFest Part 2 - Sample the finest in local and regional craft beers! Our Spring BrewFest highlights the season's lighter flavors as well as perennial favorites; we'll post the spring brewery line-up as soon as breweries are confirmed. A DJ spins the tunes and the Resort's Mountain Grille provides munchies. From 6:00 pm — 10:00 pm in the Meeting House. Tickets are available at the door; $20 entry includes 8 samples and souvenir glass. 21 and older, please. For information on great rates on BrewFest group lodging packages, please call 800-521-0536.

Sunday, March 29
AUTOMASTER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - The Automaster is the "Official Car Dealership" of Smugglers' Notch. The Automaster Customer Appreciation Day gives Automaster customers the opportunity to receive 50% off vouchers to ski or ride for the day.

Après Sport at the Black Bear Tavern The location for Upper Mountain off-slope action beginning at 2:00 pm! Goodtime Charlie hosts Saturdays with trivia, bar games, prizes, and music. Jammin’ Sam plays guitar and sings on Fridays and Sundays. It's a great place to meet other riders and skiers and some of the locals.
March 27th, 28th, & 29th après ski party giveaways will be sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Maple Open House Weekend - Celebrate the sweet taste of maple syrup during this annual event, when sugarmakers open their doors to visitors, with tours and an array of maple products for sale. Use Smugglers' as your home base to visit maple sugarhouses! For a listing of open sugarhouses all around the state visit vermontmaple.org

Maple Sugar Festival at the Boyden Valley Winery -
The Boyden Valley Winery will host a variety of family friendly activities from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm including sugar on snow, maple syrup sample tastings, demonstrations of maple sugaring with a traditional wood-fired evaporator, winery tours at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm (tours suitable for all ages). There will also be featured maple wines, liqueur, and Vermont Ice Hard Cider, and donuts with maple cream will be available at the sugar house while they last.

The Boyden Valley Winery is conveniently located at the junction of Routes 104 and 15 in Cambridge, just 7 miles from Smugglers' Notch! Free parking, no admission fee.
Thursday, April 2
Ski School vs Ski Patrol Dual Slalom Race on Morse Mountain — This will be a great spectator opportunity for you to watch two of Smugglers’ most competitive downhill departments, Ski School and Ski Patrol, take on each other in a fun Dual Slalom Race! 5:00 pm on Morse Mountain.

Friday, April 3
Easter weekend fun! - Join us at 6:00 pm in the Meeting House where there will be an Easter Crafts Party! Fun for all ages!

Saturday, April 4
3rd Annual Pond Skimming in the Zone Terrain Park! The event is free! Registration starts at 10:00 am at the Zone Terrain Park and the event starts at 12:00 noon. Prizes awarded for best costume! Spectators are welcome!

CAMBRIDGE DAY - Hey neighbors, you're invited to enjoy a day of skiing and riding at Smuggs! Cambridge and Jeffersonville VT residents get FREE lift tickets, FREE equipment, and FREE group lessons* for ages 6 to adult - just show a valid ID showing your Cambridge or Jeff address.
*Please note that individuals interested in group lessons with our Snow Sport University pros must book 24 hours in advance by calling 1-800-523-2754.

SunCommon will be saluting 2015 with helpful hints to the skiers and riders at Smuggs with insight on how to save big on using solar energy to offset our carbon footprint. Learn how you can make a difference by converting your energy consumption to a solar array from industry experts. Give them a minute of your time and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary drink coupon (up to $7 value) on this day. Better wear shades cause SunCommon will be shining bright!

Chillin' 'n Grillin' Annual Tailgate Party - It's more than blue skies and long sunny afternoons that will bring skiers and riders together. Smuggs annual tailgate party is awarding over $2,500 in cash and prizes to winners of the following categories:
 • Best Overall Tailgate Presentation with 4F technology (Food/Flair/Festive/Fun)
 • Best Original Recipe (Main dish/Side dish/Dessert)
 • Best Smuggs Themed Tailgate

Easter weekend fun continues! - Join us at the Gazebo at 3:00 pm for an Eggtastic Scaventer Hunt. The Bunny Hop dance party begins at 7:00 pm. Don't miss out on the hopping good time!

Sunday, April 5
Easter Summit Sunrise Service - On Easter Sunday, conditions permitting, the Sterling lift will transport attendees up the mountain free of charge to participate in a non-denominational service and Easter message by a local minister. Lift loading begins at 6:00 am and ends promptly at 6:30 am. No experience with riding the chairlift is necessary. Following the service, guests may ski or snowboard to the base area or ride the lift back down the mountain.

The service is held outdoors. All participants are advised to dress very warmly for the much cooler and windier conditions typically found on the mountaintop. If riding the lift round trip for the service, warm and waterproof boots are recommended. Be prepared to walk in the snow from the lift unloading station to the gathering spot about 200 yards away.

Parking is available in any of the resort's upper mountain lots. For information or questions regarding the service, please call 802-644-8572. The service will not take place in the event of inclement weather. Any changes to this event will be posted here.

We hope you'll join us for this special event!

More Easter festivities
Hop on over to the Gazebo and have your photo taken with the Easter Bunny, 9:00 am - 10:30 am.

Saturday, April 11
2015 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of Backcountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things Backcountry. From gear manufacturers, to retailers, to resorts, everyone is taking notice of the evolution from the piste to the powder. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now we’re bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through our Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers’ Notch. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is Free and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information go to backcountrymagazine.com
Sunday, April 12
2015 Backcountry Basecamp - Come join the editors of BackCountry Magazine for a resort-based showcase of all things Backcountry. From gear manufacturers, to retailers, to resorts, everyone is taking notice of the evolution from the piste to the powder. For nearly 20 years Backcountry Magazine has been the leading source for the backcountry movement and now we’re bringing that expertise to a one-on-one setting through our Backcountry Basecamp Tour at Smugglers’ Notch. Featuring Alpine Touring, Avalanche Training, demos, trade displays, and on mountain course treks presented by Marmot, Patagonia, Leki, Tecnica, Marker, and more. This event is free and on a first-come first-served basis. For more information go to backcountrymagazine.com

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